August 04, 2020

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Airstrikes kill 33 in NW Syria

Airstrikes kill 33 in NW Syria

IDLIB, Syria (AA) – Thirty-three civilians were killed and dozens of others injured on Tuesday when the Syrian air force attacked the city of Maarat al-Numan and the town of Kafr Nabl in the northwestern province of Idlib, a Syrian civil defense official told Anadolu Agency.
According to Omar Alwan, a civil defense official based in Maarat al-Numan, 28 civilians were killed and another 33 injured when a Syrian warplane struck a marketplace in Maarat al-Numan.
The same warplane, Alwan said, also targeted a residential area of the nearby town of Kafr Nabl, leaving five people dead and 12 wounded.
Civil defense teams rushed to the targeted areas in an effort to assist survivors.
Syria has been locked in a vicious civil war since early 2011, when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protests — which erupted as part of the “Arab Spring” uprisings — with unexpected ferocity.
According to a tally compiled by Anadolu Agency, more than 361,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict erupted.